Journal of Perceptual ImagingTM

Bernice E. Rogowitz and Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas, Editors-in-Chief

Peer-reviewed   •   Open Access   •   Multidisciplinary

Bridging Perception Research and Technology Innovation for a Multidisciplinary Future
The Journal of Perceptual Imaging (JPI) publishes fundamental and applied research at the intersection of perception and all areas of imaging. JPI's goal is to promote research that explores (1) how principles of perception support and inspire new technologies, and (2) how emerging technologies drive new questions for perceptual research. JPI is explicitly multidisciplinary. The papers, and their reviewers, span a wide range of perceptual and cognitive disciplines, emerging imaging and visualization technologies, and application domains. Current topics include image analysis, art, medical science, HDR, extended reality, multisensory and complex systems, internet-mediated communication, image quality, color, and AI. The journal welcomes experimental, theoretical, computational and survey papers.

ISSN 2575-8144 (Online)

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The Journal of Perceptual Imaging has a broad scope, welcoming research from a wide range of disciplines, technologies, and application areas. Experimental, theoretical, and survey papers are welcome. Topics include:

Perception and Cognition for Imaging and Visualization

  • Vision, audition, touch, and multisensory interactions
  • Color perception
  • Texture, lighting, and material appearance
  • Visual attention and saliency
  • Human decision making and problem solving
  • Memory, perceptual organization, and semantics
  • Depth, stereo, and movement
  • Psychophysical and experimental methods
  • Art, aesthetics, and emotion
  • Brain plasticity and crossmodal interactions

Perceptually inspired Algorithms and Approaches for:

  • Image quality and quality of experience
  • Image and video search, analysis, coding, synthesis, and understanding
  • Visualization, computer graphics, and visual analytics
  • Stereoscopic and immersive environments
  • Machine learning, AI, and computer vision
  • Computational aesthetics
  • Design and evaluation

Application Areas

The world of imaging is expanding. The Journal of Perceptual Imaging welcomes papers in new and emerging applications and technologies, including:

  • Novel user interface
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Surveillance, autonomous vehicles, and other sensor-based technologies
  • Medical imaging and bioinformatics
  • Digital humanities
  • Computational photography and light-wave cameras
  • Mobile and high dynamic range systems
  • Gaming and robotics

Why Publish in JPI?

  • You are inspired by technology innovation and also by a deep understanding of fundamental principles of human perception, cognition, and expression.
  • Your research is multidisciplinary and does not fit neatly into other journals’ scope.
  • There is a significant computational, psychological, neurophysiological, and/or artistic component to your imaging research.
  • There are important practical implications of your perceptual and cognitive research for imaging technologies and/or applications.
  • You want your research to be seen as soon as you approve the proofs for publication. JPI papers are posted online as soon as final approval is given by the author(s) and editors.
  • JPI is indexed by Ebsco, Portico, Crossref, CNPIEC, OCLC, and others. Published articles appear in GoogleScholar and secured in perpetuity by Portico.

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts pass through a standard workflow:

  • All submissions are screened by the Managing Editor to ensure they meet basic standards of manuscript presentation, including formatting, references, and figures.
  • The Editors-in-Chief (EICs) ensure they meet the journal’s rigorous scientific standards and match the journal’s scope, and in particular, that they contain a significant focus on perception research and/or its application to imaging.
  • Each manuscript is shepherded through the review process by an Associate Editor, with support from the responsible EIC, whose job it is to enlist at least three (3) reviews by experts in the field, and in the case of multidisciplinary papers, representative experts from all disciplines covered.
  • All reviewers have substantial publication records in the areas they are asked to review.
  • The reviewers are anonymous to the authors (single-blind review), except in the case that an Associate Editor or Editor-in-Chief acts in the capacity of reviewer, in which case, they are named. Reviewers provide detailed comments and recommendations, and are also encouraged to provide confidential comments to the Editors, which are not passed on to the authors.
  • Additional reviewers may be solicited if there is significant disagreement among the reviewers.
  • The AE makes a recommendation to the EIC, who makes the final decision. In addition to the reviews, the decision letter includes summary comments from the AE and EIC.
  • If a paper requires major revisions before being considered for publication, all the reviews are sent to the authors and the reviewers, and a second round of reviews is conducted.
  • If, after that second round, the paper still requires major revision, it is rejected.
  • If the paper requires minor revisions, the second version is reviewed by the Associate Editor, who can optionally invite additional external reviews before making their recommendation to the EICs.
  • Authors may appeal to the EIC if they believe the reviewers have seriously misjudged the manuscript. All appeals will be given careful consideration. The EIC will determine if further consideration is merited or if the original decision should stand.

Submissions from editors or members of the editorial board are handled by an editorial board member who is not connected with the manuscript to ensure that such submissions receive an objective and unbiased evaluation. Information about the review process for such submissions is hidden from the view of any editors or editorial board members who are authors of the paper within the journal’s online submission and review system.

The primary Guest Editor for Special Issues serves as Editor in Chief for this Issue, in all ways except for the final decision, which is in the hands of the EIC. Secondary Guest Editors serve in the role of Associate Editor for the Special Issue.


The world of imaging is exploding, from its earliest roots in image processing, printing, and display technology to its vibrant branches in visualization, image search, internet applications, and art. Some of the biggest advances in this field have been driven by insights and advances in psychology and vision science, including JPEG and MPEG coding, image quality metrics, high dynamic range imaging, and color guidance for visual analytics. Recent advances in computational capability and sophistication have opened the door to new approaches and application areas that will enable and require deeper understanding of the “human in the loop.”

The Journal of Perceptual Imaging springs from the IS&T Conference on Human Vision and Electronic Imaging (HVEI)—a conference within the Electronic Imaging Sympsosium—which has been driving the research agenda in this multidisciplinary field for 30 years. JPI builds on this foundation to provide an open-source, peer-reviewed academic journal to serve perceptual, imaging, and visualization scientists in the greater intellectual community.

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